We might have to increase our DEFCON level like ASAP.
The Daily Show sent correspondent Jason Jones over to Russia (or as he basically calls it, "America with a f*cked up alphabet") in a Winter Olympics segment that almost reignited the Cold War.
At one point in his Moscow trip, Jason actually talks with former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, and holy glasnost and perestroika! Things got tense!
Mikhail instantly seemed like he wasn't having any of his interview with Jason:
“Who asked for this meeting? If you bring cameras in here again, I will put you against the wall.”
Oh, Mikhail! What a prankster! CAN SOMEONE CALL OUR EMBASSY IN MOSCOW NOW?! WE NEED TO EXTRACT JASON!
But seriously that was actually the most terrifying thing we've ever seen. However, just like opening a Russian doll, there was even more to this strange interview.
After being questioned about whether or not he could put back the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev eventually lost his patience with Jason, grabbed his finger, and let Jason know that the one-on-one was done-and-done:
"Okay, I've had enough of this. Let's wrap it up."
Whoa, check out the KGB skills on Mikhail, right?
While you wipe the cold sweat from your brow knowing that we narrowly avoided mutually assured destruction, ch-ch-check out the segment…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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